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T3 says:

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Sadly, this isn’t the tablet to break the Apple stranglehold. There’s no 3G option presently, the screen falls a little short and there just isn’t enough here in terms of high-level apps and functionality to make this a smart choice over the similarly priced iPad 2. quote


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Critic reviews

7.1
7 reviews
  • Features
    6.3
  • Display
    7.4
  • Battery life
    7.8
  • Ease of use
    7.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.8
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.7
  • Durability
    8.0

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User reviews

8.2
63 reviews
8.0
Engadget Apr 13, 2011

Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that will come close to satisfying those users who gravitate toward the first word in its name: BlackBerry. Those who were more excited about the "play" part would be well advised to look elsewhere.

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8.0
CNET Feb 29, 2012

Overall, the features provided by PlayBook OS 2.0 are a welcome update for any BlackBerry PlayBook user. . . . Is the PlayBook going to take a big bite out of the tablet market? Probably not, but then, few have.

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6.0
Wired Apr 13, 2011

It’s a well-constructed device with great media-viewing capabilities, solid hardware specs and a price on par with the current tablet market. But with serious gaps in key areas like app selection and Flash stability, you may want to think twice before picking one up.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint May 11, 2011

The PlayBook is well built, has masses of potential, but it’s not quite there yet. ... Ultimately, it’s early days for the PlayBook, if RIM can live up to their promises this is one tablet that could be the main set for businesses everywhere.

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7.0
SlashGear Apr 19, 2011

Unfortunately there still too many rough edges for us to comprehensively recommend the PlayBook – or, indeed, for it to entirely take on the iPad 2 as RIM might hope.

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6.0
TechRadar Apr 25, 2011

Our final verdict is: wait and see. If the apps trickle in and RIM continues to support the platform, the device has the makings of a solid business tablet. It might all work out in the end. For now, the PlayBook is a faint glimmer of things to come.

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6.0
T3 Sep 19, 2011

Sadly, this isn’t the tablet to break the Apple stranglehold. There’s no 3G option presently, the screen falls a little short and there just isn’t enough here in terms of high-level apps and functionality to make this a smart choice over the similarly priced iPad 2.

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9.0
trevrock trevrock

This is an incredible project. The 7 inch form factor is a perfect mix between screen real-estate and portability, and with a understated design sense built with durable nice to hold materials it's a device that you'll want to port around a lot. The UI is the real showpiece of the device, a...

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8.0
jkendrick jkendrick

Lack of apps hobbles the PlayBook, hopefully get better over time. Many apps only work in landscape which hampers utility.

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9.0
jasona jasona

I think the Blackberry Playbook is an excellent device. Perfect size and it hand running multiple applications with ease. My only major gripe with it right now is the lack of apps, but I know there will be more down the road. Overall a nice piece of hardware, which has a lot of promise.

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10
latarnik latarnik

I have bought my Playbook on the day it premiered in UK and it has not left my side since. It is a great, very powerful device. I no longer have to switch on my laptop to find whatever I need on the Internet. Playbook has an excellent size - it is big enough to see what's on screen, but small...

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7.0
Deletham Deletham

If you are reading this review then you are already familiar with the general specs and features of a Blackberry Playbook. In the last two months, I've been really happy with its performance given the lack of app support in Blackberry App World and being in a foreign country (like PRC). The...

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10
jeancmo jeancmo

Amazing tablet, only need a few more basic apps, very recomend, very fast, the multitasking is excelente, the gestures and the UI is the best!

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9.0
GenXer GenXer

I picked up the Playbook as an experiment - I was skeptical of the role of tablets in my own personal electronic life. The Playbook has never ceased to amaze with excellent response, quality applications, and a solid, secure platform. The release of version 2.0 of the OS, which included Android...

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7.0
GADOBLANI GADOBLANI

Is a good toy,but you can buy other better device for the same price,need more applications,with the new OS 2.0 is few better.

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9.0
theandroidguy theandroidguy

With the 2.0 upgrade, the BBPlaybook is a serious Value for Money proposition. I currently own one and simply love it. You can sideload android apps, so there is no issue of dearth of apps. Brilliant display and processor. That is what matters in a tablet, ryt?

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